Sommelo 2024!


April 15, 2024

The theme for the folk music festival Sommelo 2024 will be In the Pasture. There will be shepherd’s music and songs from many angles, from many countries, in diverse and intense ways. And as before, there are fascinating courses starting just before the festival.

You can find the program in here: Sommelo 2024.

Courses linked to the festival begin on 24 June and cover a wide range of fascinating instruments. You can find the information about the courses from here: Sommelo 2024 courses.

Kuva: Tuomas Ylönen

In the Sommelo Kantele Course, we will explore improvisation and expressing our own emotions through music. We will also learn some shepherd melodies from traditional kantele players and create our own versions and interpretations. The course is suitable for anyone interested in improvising on the kantele, regardless of musical background. Kanteles of all sizes are welcome. Teacher: Arja Kastinen.

Register for the kantele course in here.